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Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Digicel awarded contract to fix Guyana’s 911 emergency phone call system

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Wednesday said that the 911 emergency telephone line is one step closer to being fixed. The Minister noted that clearance has been given to Digicel (Guyana) Limited to ship the equipment needed to have the 911 system back up and running. “Digicel won the contract for purposes for getting the equipment to be installed ...

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Several witnesses absent from NGMC alleged fraud trial; Ramjattan partly satisfied with SOCU’s work in face of constraints

by Gary Eleazar and Denis Chabrol Even as Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday expressed partial satisfaction with the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in probing alleged financial crimes committed during the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, a trial into alleged fraud at the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) saw the absence of several witnesses. ...

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Man on the run after allegedly strangling wife

Police in ‘D’ Division are making stringent efforts to quickly apprehend a male suspect who allegedly strangled his reputed wife, in his Parika, East Bank Essequibo home, about 7:30 Wednesday morning, the Guyana Police Force said.   Investigations have so far revealed that the victim Dhanwantie Ram, 29, after encountering several domestic abuses, four days ago left her reputed husband’s ...

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Ramjattan defends CPGs 30,000 patrols with 89 arrests

by Gary Eleazar The 166 Community Policing Groups across the country, in December last year conducted some 30,000 vehicular, motorcycle and other type patrols and arrested a total of 89 persons but Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, believes monies invested in the organization is monies well spent at this stage. With a staffing strength of 4,347 persons—rivaling the staffing strength ...

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